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APRIL 2015 – GRADUATE SCHOOL.
This month’s success story belongs to Ilke C. from Turkey!
Ilke graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in Turkey. There, all her classes were taught in English. She got both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. So she had a strong foundation of skills. But despite her education she still had some trouble with the language.
It was her dream to pursue a PhD in the US, and she would need to earn at least an 80 to do it…
Ilke’s challenge was finding the right TOEFL resource to help her succeed. She started with a TOEFL prep course at a local language school, but it was incredibly expensive. Almost as much as one month’s salary! And she invested a lot of her time into it. Unfortunately though, it didn’t help her very much. She was only able to get a 75.
“I was so sad, discouraged and hopeless.”
She had lost a great deal of money. She’d lost a lot of time. And she still hadn’t met the required score. Ilke was really discouraged.
That’s when she started to study by herself. She used Kaplan and Cambridge TOEFL prep books in the beginning. But she was only able to improve her score by 3 points. Not only that, she ended up getting a 78 twice…
“Because I couldn’t find my problems. I was thinking that I understood all the reading and listening parts, but I made lots of mistakes. How was it possible? What was wrong with me?”
After her first few attempts she spoke with a friend about her trouble finding a TOEFL solution. Thankfully, her friend suggested NoteFull…
She started by going through our free YouTube videos. She saw lots of improvement. But she felt she needed more help with the Reading section. That’s when she signed up for our 3-Step Reading Mastery program.
“It was unbelievable.”
The program showed her what mistakes she was making so she knew what to work on. Better yet, it told her how to correct those mistakes. That’s the key to success! And that’s what sets NoteFull apart.
“If anybody told me ‘the strategy is important’ before, I did not believe it. But, now I realize that strategy is everything for TOEFL, and it is really easy to learn strategies from NoteFull.”
Thanks to NoteFull’s strategies, she improved both her reading AND listening scores by 5 points!
On Their Way
Believe it or not, Ilke spent just two weeks with NoteFull. She studied hard using what she learned and was able to get an 88 on her 4th try!
Now she is living in Ohio. And she’s preparing to fulfill her dream of getting a PhD!
Here are her final words to you:
“I suggest every one not to give up!! The bad score you previously got TOEFL does not indicate your English is bad, or your language skills are not enough. It only indicates you do not know the correct strategy, and learning it is really easy with NoteFull.”Reading: , Listening: , Speaking: , Writing:
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